Employment Trajectories of Pre-Retirees in the Context of Retirement-Age Increase

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Affiliation: Yaroslavl State University named after P.G. Demidov
Address: Russian Federation, Yaroslavl
Affiliation: Yaroslavl State University named after P.G. Demidov
Address: Russian Federation, Yaroslavl
Affiliation: Yaroslavl State University named after P.G. Demidov
Address: Russian Federation, Yaroslavl
Affiliation: Yaroslavl State University named after P.G. Demidov
Address: Russian Federation, Yaroslavl
Journal nameSotsiologicheskie issledovaniya
EditionIssue 8

The article presents the results of sociological research of employment trajectories of preretirement age workers (preretirees) under the conditions of retirement-age increase. The data obtained allowed us to conclude that these workers implement five employment trajectories: active change, maintenance of the status quo, forced change, refusal to change. A separate group consists of ‘undecideds’ − respondents who have no strategy for adapting to the pension reform. It was found that 21% of respondents implement trajectories of active and forced changes aimed at maintaining a job, including through participation in vocational training programs for citizens of preretirement age. At the same time, the majority of respondents (58.5%) perceive the increase in the retirement age mainly in terms of losses and choose the trajectory of refusal to changes. The factors influencing the choice of employment trajectory were revealed. It has been found that the readiness for active change is demonstrated by the respondents who intend to continue working after retirement age and are informed about the details of the pension reform. Mostly preretirees belonging to the categories of ‘managers’ and ‘specialists’ employed in medicine and social services, education, professional, scientific and technical activities implement employment trajectories involving active and forced changes.

Keywordscitizens of preretirement age, retirement-age increase, employment trajectories
AcknowledgmentThis article is a translation of: Киселев И.Ю., Овчинникова Н.В., Смирнова А.Г., Минь Ю. Траектория занятости предпенсионеров в условиях повышения пенсионного возраста // Sotsiologicheskie Issledovaniia. 2021. No 7: 40–49. DOI: 10.31857/S013216250012149-6
Publication date27.09.2021
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